Nigeria has confirmed a total of 343 coronavirus cases after 20 new infections were discovered on Monday.
Of the 20 new cases, 13 were recorded in Lagos State, two in Edo, two in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Ondo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday.
Subsequent reports had also noted that the virus has spread to 19 states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Before the NCDC’s announcement, President Muhammadu Buhari, announced the extension of the lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.
In a nationwide broadcast on Monday, the president extended the restriction by 14 days, saying the decision was a difficult one for his regime.
Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:
13 in Lagos
2 in Edo
2 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Ondo
As at 09:50 pm 13th April there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 91 have been discharged with 10 deaths
No of states with confirmed cases:19 pic.twitter.com/Fk43AcO3Bk
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 13, 2020
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